Monday, September 16, 2013

Flying time

I'm not exactly sure how this has happened, but we have officially past the one month mark of school.  So I guess you can say we are in the swing of things
Vocabulary tests have been given
Homework has bee assigned 
Essays have been written
And guess what we have all survived and better yet things are going fine. Although, I have yet to successfully use a semi colon correctly...there is something about that punctuation mark that I just don't trust. That's beside the students were easily trained this year into the routines of the classroom and are fitting nicely into my methods of how I like my classroom to be run. Things are looking up and I can't wait to see what is to come.
//side note\\
I taught a lesson on punctuation and had to look up an example of how to properly use a semi colon in a sentence. 

Oh and by the way I'm exhausted 

Monday, September 9, 2013

What is language arts?

This popped out of one of my 6th graders mouth this past week
In the midst of me explaining our baseline essay
 "So you teach us not only how to talk and color, but now we have to write too..."

I give him a confused look and then more words come out of his mouth

"I mean I was thinking language arts...language is talking and arts is coloring...right?

Sometimes there are NO words to say when my students utter things like this 
It's just better to move on

At least he gave me a good laugh for the day!!

Friday, September 6, 2013


Oddly enough I am not in my classroom today. In my entire career as a teacher I think I have taken two and a half days off. I had to take a half day off my first year of teaching because my right eye decided to have an allergic reaction to who knows's a necessity to have both eyes properly working when you are teaching. Its really strange to not be at school some ways I feel like I am going to get in trouble for not being there and I also feel guilty that I am not there to teach my students. On a side note prepping for a sub to come for four different classes is not something I enjoy. Anyways I saw that CBS is airing this documentary on teaching and I thought I would share.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Out with the old in with the new

We have all seen them and probably have a couple in our classrooms. In fact you may find them in other classrooms as well. It's hard to escape them because there really is little options out there. What am I talking about?

classroom posters

Lets face it there are some really cheesy posters out there. Sure their cute, but dorky too. Thankfully, I found a way to rid myself of the all the boringness! My solution comes from two sources: Pinterest and Staples. Did you know you can save images to a flash drive take them to staples and they will print it for a couple of cents. I think my most expensive poster was a little over a dollar. Then all you have to do is laminate them and wah-lah new posters that are no where near cheesy!
I am pretty sure that 47% of my students pay little attention to what is on my walls, but I do and I like what I see. 

You might want to check and make sure its okay to print and display any poster you find.